VIDEO: New dinosaur 'may be in T-Rex family'

Scientists think that a newly discovered species of dinosaur, whose remains were found after 20 years of excavation in Venezuela, maybe related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Venezuela murder blamed on Colombian

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says Colombian paramilitaries ordered the murder of a governing party lawmaker in his home in Caracas.

Arrests in Venezuela lawmaker murder

Two suspects are arrested in Venezuela in connection with the murder of lawmaker Robert Serra of the governing PSUV party on 1 October.

Venezuela 'must pay Exxon $1.6bn'

Venezuela must pay oil giant Exxon Mobil $1.6bn (£1bn) in compensation for assets expropriated in 2007, says a World Bank panel.

Venezuelan lawmaker Serra shot dead

A young politician with Venezuela's governing PSUV party, Robert Serra, is found shot dead at his home in Caracas alongside his partner.

Venezuela defends Clorox seizure

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro defends his government's decision to seize a US-owned factory following the departure from Venezuela of Clorox.

Venezuela opposition leader on trial

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez appears in court in Caracas, charged with inciting violence during protests earlier this year.

Venezuelan fingerprinting 'optional'

Venezuela's recently announced fingerprinting system, aimed at combating food shortages, is to be voluntary, the president says.

Venezuela arrests 13 for smuggling

Venezuela says it has made 13 arrests and seized tonnes of food since launching a major anti-smuggling operation along its border with Colombia.

US travel ban on Venezuela officials

The US imposes travel restrictions on Venezuelan government officials it says are linked to human rights abuses during recent protests.

Trial for Venezuela opposition leader

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez must go on trial on charges related to mass anti-government protests, a judge rules.

US approves Venezuela sanctions bill

The US House of Representatives approves a bill to introduce sanctions against Venezuelan officials involved in human rights abuses.

Venezuela mayors' wives elected

The wives of two Venezuelan mayors jailed over their failure to contain anti-government protests win an election to replace them.

US 'losing patience' with Venezuela

US Secretary of State John Kerry says that impatience with Venezuela is growing over its failure to address the country's serious political crisis.

VIDEO: Venezuela detains dozens in protest

Police in Venezuela detain some 80 demonstrators who were marching to demand the release of those arrested in recent anti-government protests.

Venezuela detains dozens in protest

Police in Venezuela detain some 80 demonstrators who were marching to demand the release of those arrested in recent anti-government protests.

Venezuelan policeman dies in clashes

A policeman has been shot dead in the Venezuelan capital Caracas after security forces broke up protest camps, officials say.

Venezuela protest camp broken up

In a dawn raid, security forces in Venezuela clear four protest camps in the capital, Caracas, and arrest hundreds of anti-government activists.

VIDEO: Venezuelan protesters 'abused' -HRW

Venezuelan security forces are accused of using excessive force, and even torture, against opposition protesters, in a report by Human Rights Watch.


Recent Wave of Looting Shows Extent of Hunger in Venezuela

The economic crisis and the food shortage in Venezuela is so serious that looting has become commonplace throughout the country. In January alone, nearly...

Gourmet Chocolate Becomes Economic Lifeline in Venezuela

Caracas (VOA) - In a modest apartment near a Caracas slum, nutrition professor Nancy Silva and four aids spread rich, dark Venezuelan cocoa on...

As Crisis Worsens, Venezuelans Turn to Perilous Escape Routes by Sea

On January 10, a group of Venezuelan rafters headed for Curaçao were met with tragedy. Many people on the raft died, and then the...

Venezuela Cuts Transport Connection With Neighboring Islands to Fight Smuggling

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that the transport connection with the Dutch islands of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire will be cut amid the...

Venezuela’s Economic Woes Forces Women Into Prostitution to Feed Children

A three-story hotel in western Caracas has become home to a 50-year-old prostitute, Juana, who, along with her 30-year-old daughter, works in a brothel...

New Monthly Minimum Wage in Venezuela Barely Enough to Buy Daily Cup of Coffee

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced a new increase in the minimum wage this year, but it’s only worth enough to purchase one a cup...

Maduro Announces 40% Minimum Wage Increase for New Year

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Sunday, just before the new year, a 40 percent increase in the minimum wage — as a protection for...